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  1. What is the most nightmarish medical bill you ever saw and how did it get payed?
    As a Canadian I don't know what you guys are talking about.
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Too soon to leave new job?
    Life is so short girl, and no disrespect to the previous posters but don't ever pass up an opportunity that piques your interest. Don't ever stay somewhere just because you feel guilty. Do what is...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Types of Relatives We Nurses Love
    I find the "annoyance" of families is directly proportional to how far away they live from the sick relative. The farther away they live, the more guilty they feel, the more they have to make up to...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Help! priority action for pulmonary embolism
    You have already "assessed" that the patient is on Heparin, is having SOB, and chest pain. You "suspect" a pulmonary embolism. Now what are your actions?
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. AHS Hiring Freeze .
    I agree with Fiona, grieve everything. It makes me sick knowing that AHS is standing behind executive bonuses while asking front line employees to make "compromises during this lean fiscal time". To...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  6. Do you think I need to appeal
    If your file expired, you will have to bring it back up to date. Once your file is renewed, it's a bonus you no longer have to complete one of the requirements, because it has been removed. Your...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. Cna's gone wild!!
    I'm not a DON but I am in a Supervisory role on my floor. Through trial and error I have found that laying out my expectations in black and white at the beginning of a shift works well. This is...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Tips for a New Cna!!!
    I don't know where you guys work but 10 to one sounds ridiculous to me. I have no idea how you can have ten residents properly washed, lotions applied, mouth care done, hair brushed, and shaved, and...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Saline Lock
    Yes where I am from an order is required. You don't want to be the nurse that pulled the lock only to have the Doc. Reorder fluids, and everyone flips a bird because their a hard poke. Always cover...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Nurse refused to give CPR
    I would not have performed CPR either, but I also wouldn't have hindered the operators attempts to find someone who would. I don't think a person should control another's expiriy date, but a nurse...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. How has becoming a nurse changed your life?
    Nursing has stolen some of my empathy, and I miss the time when things used to make me scared or happy or sad. Now I'm a little desensitized. However I love nursing and I would never change...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. this is an interesting story, nurse turned detective loses job
    The Doctor committed the identical offense, he was drug tampering. Not only that, he was diverting it for (?personal use). Admittedly the Nurse also was drug tampering. The difference however, is...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Nurse and CNA argument at the end of my shift
    I was a CNA and now I am a nurse. If you were off shift girl, you were off shift. As far as I'm concerned you reported what needed to be done, and the nurse dropped the ball. Takes 2 minutes to...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request
    This is the way I see it. , if we worked in any other profession that man would have been told in no uncertain terms where he could put his racist request. Imagine if you went to a restaurant and...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Witnessed unsterile procedure and feeling terrible about it
    I like your suggestion of an in service preferably mandatory. As for " stay out of it" That's not very sound advice, they pay you to advocate for, use and be held accountable to a standard, not look...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. So I didn't fully tell the truth about my resume... background check??? HELP!!!
    Good god, life is to short! You want the new job offer? Take it girl! Worry about the minor details later, if they question you after your background check, give the rationale you gave us. No moral...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  17. Alberta or manitoba?
    I was hired on at three different sites in northern Alberta within 6 months of moving there. The jobs are out there. My advice, don't be picky, and expect to do your time before you end up in that...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  18. How to save my hands
    The Body Shop hemp hand repair lotion!
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. first lpn check
    I bought my dog Calli a pink matching collar and leash...how incredibly lame, but was I ever proud of that ridiculously expensive leash.
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Health care  a "right" or a "privilege"?
    Healthcare is a right you should feel privileged to have. Once you start mashing it up to determine if someone deserves access to it ( for example personal negligence) it gets messy. I believe that...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. What do I need for nursing school?
    Before I started using the lotion, my hands were in terrible shape, cracked and bleeding on a regular basis, itchy. Now they are fantastics, no itching or cracking, thanks to the hemp lotion. I...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Awkward situation while putting in 2 weeks notice
    Honesty is always the best policy. I had a similar situation and when I was asked about my previous employment by a potential employer, I said "you know what I'm going to be honest I had to leave...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  23. What do I need for nursing school?
    Here is a list of things I wish someone Told me to bring to clinical in my nursing bag: gum (it helps to chew gum after you have smelled something particularly terrible, not while working of course)...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. tell me about your most embarrassing job interview!
    I said what ended up sounding like I would call a code blue on an O2 sat of 88%. I only remember half the interview, because I had come off my fifth night shift right to the interview. Obviously not...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. Belgium Euthanizes Deaf Twins Going Blind
    In response to the possibility of extending euthanasia to dementia and child patients, I view it as something akin to taking a loved one off of life support. The outcome is the same, however the...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing News


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